K.J. Oliver - When you start talkin' 'bout cows, Louis Power's name was a household name.
E.J. Garza - Uncle Louis Power.
John Brown - He's the best one that I know about.
E.J. Garza - He was a cowman.
John Brown - That was a man... he knowed cattle.
K.J. Oliver - He was a cowman.
John Brown - I was a kid so I never worked under him but what I hear from my days on up to now he was one of the best.
Jesse Jones - One of the best.
E.J. Garza - He was one of the best.
Jesse Jones - All the older hands, they give it to him.
E.J. Garza - Yep.
Jesse Jones - Big men give it to him.
E.J. Garza - He could count cattle.
John Brown - They say... I know he could count, but he couldn't read, couldn't write, but he could count.
Jesse Jones - Knowed how to work cattle, knowed how to work his men.
John Brown - That's right.
E.J. Garza - He knowed how to work his men.
Tom O'Connor - When I remember Louis, he could look at an ole 15 year old cow at the Duke Ranch and tell you exactly where she was born, where her mother dropped her, what her mother looked like and how her mother usually went through the winter. Cause there were three thousand cows on the Duke ranch, he knew every one of them, individually. Because that's all he did, he lived with them. He didn't read, he didn't have television to look at or radio to listen to, he went to bed at night and he got up in the morning and he fooled with cattle.
Bailey Shaw - Who that, Louis Power?
Quinn Love - Yeah
Bailey Shaw - He borned on a cow's back.
Buster Bickford - He'd look at a steer and guess within five pounds of his weight
Milam Thompson - I'll tell you one thing he could look out across the praire and see a calf following a cow and he could tell you whether it was a bull or a heffer. I know Uncle Louis.... he could tell by the way an animal moved, as far as he could see he could tell whether that thing had worms in him, you know, in his body.
L.V. Terrell - In his body.
Jesse Jones - Everybody looked up to him. he was one man...he taught many a cowboy, all the Greens. When they left that ranch they was educated.
Rafael de la Garza - He learned me how to work cattle.
Milam Thompson - He did?
Rafael de la Garza - Showed me how to hold a rope. He put me to cuttin cattle in 1917
Milam Thompson - I don't know how he got it and where it come from but he was smart. Something like Soloman.
K.J. Oliver - When they made him they throwed the pattern away. There ain't no more cowmen like him.
Rafael de la Garza - Louis worked about as hard as his men did, or more.
Bailey Shaw - But Uncle Louis could dip more cattle.... Louis Power could dip more cattle than any man I ever seen. But he worked more cause he worked night and day, you know. You were up at three if you were workin' for Louis Power.
Jesse Jones - He rattle that gate between the camphouse and yours house..... and "here come the boss", and we all be jumpin' up cause he already had his saddle and horse saddled up and everything, cause when he get there and he get his horse he'd say "Let's go". I mean he ready for everybody to be ready, too.
Bailey Shaw - You've got a round up out there somewhere, you can't see 'em, but the cattle is there.
Rosie Jones - If he didn't say "Let's go", he'd say "Let's ride....let's ride".